Ummah Films Touring Dates
Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,I'm still getting calls and emails regarding my schedule for the Ummah Films screenings so I figured it would best to post it on the blog. I have been invited to Egypt, Australia, and Saudi Arabia but nothing is definite yet. Once something does get confirmed, then I'll post it on the blog. Otherwise, I'm just posting only the events that have been confirmed below. Unfortunately, I am unable to accept the majority of invitation because believe it or not, I have a normal job during the week and I'm trying to live a normal life. As you can imagine, working during the week and traveling every weekend, can quickly burn you out.
Almost all the Reminder videos are filmed late night (when everyone else is sleeping here) in order to reduce the possibility of the project becoming a burden upon others. Alhamdulillah, it has been a fun ride and I have enjoyed making these videos for myself and this Ummah. My favorite part of all the traveling thus far has been meeting my brothers & sisters around the world. Alhamdulillah, if there is one thing I can say about my experience thus far is that there is so many good people with big hearts in this Ummah. Alhamdulillah. It is truly an honor being a Muslim.
Honestly, I really don't do anything special at these events. Basically, I just show some of the Reminder videos and give my comments. Sometimes I give a talk about something and other times, I may do something unique (like a workshop or class). With every invitation, I give them my disclaimer but yet they still invite me lol. The coolest part of the whole experience is seeing the wide types of people who show up at these events. In one event, most of my audience was between the ages of 8 to 10 years olds (when they said "young audience" I didn't think they were that young lol but it was still cool) and another event one table had the Muslim Hip Hop brothers and the next table over had Salafi Brothers (not something you see type of people you see at the same event). In that same event you have both non-Hijabies and Niqabies. Finally, in a few of my events, I notice many nonMuslims in attendance which I found interesting. I mean I don't really explain Islam in my videos but what I learned is that non-Muslims see from the videos that we are human just like everyone else with our own problems and isues but with the difference that we see Islam as our solution, which may be the reason that they become curious about Islam. Alhamdulilalh, I have received many emails about people becoming curious about Islam from the videos which was the first step of them later converting to Islam. I can't take any credit for it though because the hearts are truly in the hands of Allah (swt). All we can do is try to be good examples InshAllah and leave the rest in the hands of Allah (swt). I continue to strive to improve my faults and try to become a better Muslim.
Anyways, here is my upcoming schedule from August to November InshAllah: (once again, I purposely try to leave certain weekends open so I visit family, spend time with friends, etc.):
August 11th (Toronto, Canada)
August 25th (San Francisco, CA)
August 31st (Chicago, IL)
September (Ramadan so I'm trying not to schedule anything)
October 12th, (Boston,MA)
November 24th & 25th (London, England)
November 31st (Tampa, FL)
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